Of A Revoultion
has taken the Internet by storm. With a rabid following, this
band started at Ohio State University, is starting to get some
mainstream exposure. Just finishing up a spot on the main stage
at the Jeep Outside
World Fest opening for Sheryl Crow, the O.A.R. set has been
critically acclaimed as a high point of the set. I had the pleasure
of speaking with Jerry DePizzo the other day before the band played
in Virginia Beach. We talked about the origin of the band, learning
to play the sax, his idea of an all-star band, and where the guitar
solo has gone.
1. How did you guys hook up with the Jeep World Outside Fest?
2. How important was the Internet in the growth of the band?
3. You were the last member of the band to join, how did you
hook up with the other guys?
There are not many sax players in rock bands. Did you ever think
that you would be in a rock band and how long have you been playing?
5. You guys were all students at Ohio State University. Did you
finish your degree?
6. Who were some of your influences to play music?
7. If you could put together an all-star band of anyone living
or dead, who would be in the band?
8. We were just talking about the Who whom I recently had a chance
to see live. Seeing Townsend made me realize that the guitar solo
is virtually gone in todays music. What happened to the guitar
9. You guys have recently put out a live album? Why do that now?
You guys play covers throught your set, how do you decide to work
covers into the set?
10. What is the next move for O.A.R.?
I want to thank Jerry for taking the time to talk with me. Hopefully
the guys in O.A.R. can make their way back to Philly soon, as
they tour up the Tweeter Center.
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